With all the care that people put into maintaining their homes, it's amazing that so many of them ignore the rain gutter system. Properly maintaining and cleaning rain gutters and downspouts are among the most important things you can do to protect your home.
Clogged rain gutters and downspouts can result in serious damage to a home. The job of the rain gutter system is simple: It's there to safely channel rain water from your roof away from your home. When it's clogged or damaged, water can back up into the roof and cause great damage to the sheathing, fascia board, rafters, and even the inside of the walls.
In addition, water inside the wooden parts of a home (especially the walls) can encourage the growth of harmful mold and mildew which can make the occupants sick. Water-damaged wood is also more attractive to many insects, such as carpenter ants.
As odd as it sounds, clogged rain gutters can also be a fire hazard, especially during hotter weather. Burning embers from barbecues and campfires can travel quite a distance in the breeze, and if they land on the leaves in your gutter, they can start a fire.
Finally, the leaves, needles, twigs, and other debris that clogs your rain gutters can form a heavy, slimy, corrosive sludge that can cause your gutters to sag under the weight, and can eat away at the protective coating, causing the metal to corrode.
ALLGone Services provides rain gutter cleaning and screen installation services throughout the Dallas - Fort Worth area. In addition to cleaning your gutters and downspouts and installing leaf screens, we also check for signs of moisture damage or insect infestation while we're up there, anyway.
Please contact us or call us at 817-589-1632 to talk more about our rain gutter cleaning and screening service.